Cure my sister's hogweed exposure symptoms!
July 5, 2011 9:58 PM Subscribe
A cure for giant hogweed burns?
posted by slateyness to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My sister has, we suspect, been exposed to Giant Hogweed. We found the plants in the backyard, and she is exhibiting photosensitivity, linear patterned burns and blistering on her hands and eye irritation. She has seen a number of doctors and none of the standard treatments (first antibiotics, then steroids) have worked.
The internet says she may suffer this way for up to six years before the extreme photosensitivity subsides. Google does not offer up any clear cut treatment options.
Has anyone come into contact with this awful plant? If so, what helped alleviate your suffering besides the obvious solution of staying out of the sun?